Dimitri Donskoy (ddonskoy)

Dimitri Donskoy

Associate Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Davidson Laboratory 225
(201) 216-8739


  • PhD (1984) Institute of Applied Physics, Soviet Academy of Sciences (Physics)
  • PhD (1984) Institute of Applied Physics, Soviet Academy of Sciences (Physics)
  • PhD (1984) Institute of Applied Physics, Soviet Academy of Sciences (Physics)
  • MS (1977) Gorky State University (Radio-Physics)


Nonlinear acoustics, vibration and acoustic diagnostics and nondestructive testing, underwater acoustics, infrasound, noise control, structural acoustics, acoustic and microwave sensors, technological and ecological applications of sound and vibrations.

General Information

Dimitri M. Donskoy is Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Donskoy received M.S. Degree in Radio-Physics from Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) State University (1977) and Ph.D. in acoustics from the Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences (1984). He was awarded prestigious USSR National Prize in 1987 for the work in nonlinear acoustics. Dr. Donskoy is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. During his 30+ year research tenure, Dr. Donskoy has accumulated a great deal of experience in developing innovative techniques for remote sensing, detection, diagnostics, and characterization of various objects ranging from submarines and landmines to microscopic structural flaws and micro-organisms. Since Dr. Donskoy's arrival in the United States in 1990, he was a principal investigator for numerous multi-disciplinary projects: infrasonic underwater acoustics, landmine detection, acoustic and microwave sensors design, medical diagnostics, non-destructive testing and characterization, noise and vibration mitigation, etc. His research programs have been supported by US government agencies including the Army Research Office, U.S.Army SECOM, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, NOAA, NASA, DOT and various industrial enterprises, just to name a few: Boeing, Shell, Ford, GRI, EPRI. Prof. Donskoy has over 100 publications in the field. He is also holding 17 US and international patents.


​​​​1988- Present Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
1994-1998 Research Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, & Ocean Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology
1985-1990 Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Applied Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Gorky, USSR
1984-1990 Associate Professor, Radio-Physics Department, Gorky State University,Gorky, USSR
1980-1982 Assistant Professor, Gorky Engineering Academy, Gorky, USSR
1977-1985 Research Scientist, Institute of Applied Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Gorky, USSR

Institutional Service

  • Department P&T Committee Member
  • Research and Entrepreneurship Committee Member
  • Search Committee for the SVC Director position Member
  • Board of Trustees RETCOM committee Member

Professional Service

  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center Senior Fellow

Consulting Service

US DoD, Shell Oil, Boeing Airspace, Ford Motor, Baker Hughes, and others

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Authorized over a dozen patents and formed two startup companies

Honors and Awards

National USSR Prize for work on nonlinear acoustics, 1987

Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, since 2007

ONR distinguished faculty fellowship, 2009-2020

NUWC Best Research Paper Award, 2011

Stevens Research Recognition Award, 2007

Professional Societies

  • ASA – Acoustical Society of America Fellow
  • ASA – Acoustical Society of America Fellow

Patents and Inventions

5,233,570 Low Frequency Underwater Acoustic Radiator5,895,364 Non-Invasive Subsonic Technique for Bone Mass Measurements 5,974,881; 6,134,966; 6,415,666 Method and Apparatus for Acoustic Detection of Mines and Other Buried Man-Made Objects6,301,967 Method and Apparatus for Acoustic Detection and Location of Defects in Structures or Ice on Structures 6,801,13; 7,057,516 Device and Method for Detecting, Localizing, Monitoring, and Identification of Living Organisms in Structures7,073,384 Method and Apparatus for Remote Measurements of Vibration and Properties of Objects7,965,018 Ultra Low Frequency Acoustic Vector Sensor8,134,887 Directional Acoustic Density Sensor

Selected Publications

Conference Proceeding

  1. Liu, D.; Donskoy, D. (2022). Vibroacoustic Modulation with Chirp Signal. ICCSSM 2022: 16. International Conference on Construction Systems and Smart Materials.
  2. Golchinfar, B.; Ramezani, . G.; Donskoy, D. M.; Saboonchi, . (2020). Vibro-acoustic modulation technique comparison with conventional nondestructive evaluation methods. Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems IX (vol. 11381). International Society for Optics and Photonics.
  3. Donskoy, D. M.; Golchinfar, B.; Ramezani, M.; Rutner, M.; Hassiotis, S. (2019). Vibro-Acoustic Amplitude and Frequency Modulations during Fatigue Damage Evolution. 45th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (vol. 2102, pp. 040004-1 to 040004-7). AIP Publishing.
  4. Donskoy, D. M.; Ramezani, M. (2018). Separation of Amplitude and Frequency Modulations in Vibro-Acoustic Modulation Nondestructive Testing Method. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (vol. 34, pp. 1 - 7). ASA.
  5. Hadim, H.; Donskoy, D.; Sheppard, K.; Gallois, B.; Nazalewicz, J. (2000). Teaching mechanics to freshmen by linking the lecture course to a design course. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 5645-5653).

Journal Article

  1. Liu, D.; Donskoy, D. (2023). Cross-correlation vibro-acoustic modulation method for damage detection. Structural Health Monitoring. Fair Haven: SAGE.
  2. Liu, D.; Donskoy, D. (2023). Vibroacoustic modulation method with arbitrary probe wave frequency based on machine learning algorithms. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (3 ed., vol. 38). Taylor & Francis.
  3. Liu, D.; Donskoy, D.; Ramezani, M. G. (2023). Frequency Modulation in Vibro-Acoustic Modulation Method. International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1 ed., vol. 17, pp. 42-47).
  4. Donskoy, D.; Liu, D. (2021). VIBRO-ACOUSTIC MODULATION BASELINE-FREE NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING . Journal of Sound and Vibration (vol. 492). Amsterdam: Elsevier .
  5. Ramezani, M.; , B.; Donskoy, D. M.; Hassiotis, S.; Vernkiteela, G. (2019). Steel Material Degradation Assessment Via Vibro-Acoustic Modulation Technique. Journal of the Transportation Research Board (vol. on line). SAGE Publishing.


Graduate and Undergraduate teaching courses: “Ocean Measurements and Analysis”, “Introduction to Remote Sensing”, “Nondestructive Evaluation”, “Mechanics of Solids”, “Design Projects” “Acoustic & Vibration Measurements Laboratory”, "Acoustic Diagnostics" and "Noise and Vibrations"